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Isis Pharmaceuticals Completes Redemption Of 2 5/8% Convertible Subordinated Notes Due 2027

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced today that it has completed the redemption of the entire $162.5 million of 2 ⅝% Convertible Subordinated Notes due 2027.  The redemption price plus accrued interest was approximately $164 million and was settled in cash using the net proceeds of the Company's August 2012 issuance of $201.25 million aggregate principal amount of 2 ¾ % Convertible Senior Notes due 2019. 

"We are pleased to have successfully completed the offering of our 2 ¾% Convertible Senior Notes at terms that reflect the favorable market conditions for convertible debt and the recent positive trend in Isis' stock performance. The proceeds from the newer offering allowed us to settle the entire $162.5 million 2 ⅝% Convertible Subordinated Notes in cash and without diluting current shareholders," said B. Lynne Parshall, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Isis.

Isis is exploiting its leadership position in antisense technology to discover and develop novel drugs for its product pipeline and for its partners. Isis' broad pipeline consists of 25 drugs to treat a wide variety of diseases with an emphasis on cardiovascular, metabolic, severe and rare diseases, and cancer. Isis' partner, Genzyme, plans to commercialize Isis' lead product, KYNAMRO™, following regulatory approval. Isis' patents provide strong and extensive protection for its drugs and technology. Additional information about Isis is available at

This press release includes forward-looking statements regarding Isis' financial position and outlook and Isis' business. Any statement describing Isis' goals, expectations, financial or other projections, intentions or beliefs, including the planned commercialization of KYNAMRO, is a forward-looking statement and should be considered an at-risk statement. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, particularly those inherent in the process of discovering, developing and commercializing drugs that are safe and effective for use as human therapeutics, and in the endeavor of building a business around such drugs. Isis' forward-looking statements also involve assumptions that, if they never materialize or prove correct, could cause its results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Although Isis' forward-looking statements reflect the good faith judgment of its management, these statements are based only on facts and factors currently known by Isis. As a result, you are cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. These and other risks concerning Isis' programs are described in additional detail in Isis' annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and its most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, which are on file with the SEC. Copies of these and other documents are available from the Company.

In this press release, unless the context requires otherwise, "Isis," "Company," "we," "our," and "us" refers to Isis Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiaries, including Regulus Therapeutics Inc., its jointly owned subsidiary.

Isis Pharmaceuticals® is a registered trademark of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Regulus Therapeutics™ is a trademark of Regulus Therapeutics Inc. KYNAMRO™ is a trademark of Genzyme Corporation.

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